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Memorable Manitobans: Mabel I. Shannon [Sister Mary Hilda] (c1890-1979)


Born in Quebec on 18 August 1890, daughter of Stephen Shannon (1847-?) and Margaret Shannon (1851-?), she joined the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. During her time with the religious order, she taught in Winnipeg at St. Mary’s School, St. Ignatius School, Holy Cross Junior High School (1952-1953), and St. Mary’s Academy, as well as Valleyview Normal School and St. Dominic’s, both in Montreal, Quebec. She served as Principal for 23 years and Superior for 24 years. She died at St. Mary’s Academy on 9 September 1979 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 1979, page 36.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 April 2014

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